ACCORD at the Theoretical Archaeology Group

In December Mhairi Maxwell was at the TAG (Theoretical Archaeology Group) conference with two presentations on the recent work of the ACCORD (Archaeology Community Co-Production of Research Data) project.

Doug Rocks-Macqueen was on hand to record some of the presentations for Recording Archaeology – below you can see Mhairi presenting a talk as part of the “OK Computer? Digital Public Archaeologies in Practice” session:

Welcome to Glasgow – ICSEI 2016

A group of DDS MDes Sound for the Moving Students recently developed and produced a video welcome to Glasgow for the 2016 ICSEI (International Congress for School Effectiveness and School Improvement) conference.

You can view the video on the conference home page here:

The video premiered in front of an international audience in Cincinnati, where it was well received (“The pupils were the stars and delegates of the international conference were overwhelmed by their ability to describe the impact excellent teaching and learning has on them.”)

Writing before the showing, Moyra Boland of the Glasgow University School of Education had this to say:

The University of Glasgow’s School of Education worked with Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design students on a project which resulted in a promotional DVD about pupils in Glasgow schools, what they think about their teachers, their learning and how they learn from others. This creative, exciting partnership was a pleasure to be part of, the students from the Digital Design Studio were professional, focussed and innovative in their approach. The students were able to create a relaxed, fun environment while filming this helped the pupils to be natural and engaging while speaking to camera.

 The DVD will be premiered in the USA in January, the audience will be international policy makers, researchers and educationalists. The DVD will then be hosted on the websites of all the key policy makers and educators in Scotland.

Like all great projects the final product was something all participants were proud to be part of.

Visualisation of the Anterolateral Ligament

While most people might assume that the human body has been definitively mapped and modeled for many years by now, this is most certainly not the case. A great example of this is the anterolateral ligament (ALL), one of the ligaments of the knee, which despite being described by French surgeon Segond in 1879 has since been known by many names with no clear definition until very recently (work of Claes, et al. 2013).

On Thursday of this week, recent MSc Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy student Craig Humphreys will be presenting his MSc work on visualising the ALL at the winter meeting of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists.

The implications of work like this can be significant – consider that most working physiotherapists will not have been taught about the ALL, and its effects on the normal movement of the knee. 3D visualisations can provide a useful training tool, not just for students but to help practitioners keep up to date with the latest findings and research explained in a highly applied and practical manner.